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Average Age at Death by County, New Jersey, 2021

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Average Age at Death by County, New Jersey, 2021

Why Is This Important?

Average age at death is a measure of longevity.


The arithmetic mean age, in years, at which a group of persons died Average age at death does not take into account the average age of the corresponding population. This can bias results in demographic groups whose age composition varies greatly from that of the overall population.

Data Source

Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    The sum of ages at death among decedents in a given time period
  • Denominator:

    Total number of decedents in that time period

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Indicator Data Last Updated On 07/28/2023, Published on 06/12/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (